11/9, 10:23 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Iran may scrap plans to turn Fordow into research center

Iran is on the brink of "abandoning" the 44th clause of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that prescribes turning the Fordow power plant into a research center, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrooz Kamalvandi said on Saturday, marking another step in the Islamic Republic's moving away from the 2015 nuclear accord.

In a televised press conference, Kamalvandi noted that unless the signatories to the agreement take quick steps in the modernization of the heavy water reactor in Arak, Iran "will return to the previous type of reactor," he stressed.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Tehran's treatment of an inspector from the International Atomic Energy Agency, accusing Iran of "intimidation" of the official and dubbing the country's actions as "outrageous."

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